Cheap, Reliable and Convenient Emergency Power with Tap Boxes

Tap Boxes

In areas that experience extreme weather conditions, power outages are relatively common. Such power failures can be catastrophic for any industry, as closures during crucial business hours can severely cut into the bottom line. As a business owner, it’s important to have a contingency plan in place.

Permanent diesel or natural gas generators are the solutions that come to mind to most people, however they are also often prohibitively expensive. Tap boxes are a cost effective, reliable and safe alternative solution. We’ll guide you through exactly why they make sense for most businesses and in most cases trump the permanent generator as the top choice.

Permanent Generators = Expensive Option  

Permanent generators not only require a high up-front investment, maintenance expenses will also take a huge chunk of your annual budget. Initial purchase will set you back around $50,000 and you should expect to add another $2,500 for maintenance and fuel costs.

The advantage is that you can be back up and running after an outage in a matter of seconds. All it takes it a flick of a switch and business will be back to normal. However, you’ll pay a heavy price for the privilege. You’ll have to ask yourself whether your business really needs this.

Tap Boxes: The Low Cost Alternative

For most companies, the generator’s advantage of quick restoration of power supply does not outweigh the heavy investment requirement. If you’re looking for a reliable solution that won’t cost you the earth, tap boxes are the obvious choice.

These will circumvent the traditional problems associated with enabling a temporary power supply during outages. They essentially make your business ‘generator ready’ and allow for an emergency response electrician to hook you up to a generator. It’s possible to restore power in a matter of 10-15 minutes, which for most businesses is a perfectly acceptable time frame.

The initial investment is far lower than your average generator and will set you back around $9,000-$11,000 depending on the unit you choose. The only other cost you will pay for is the rental on the generator, which you pay for only when required.

The great thing about these boxes is that, should a permanent installation be required in future, most of the required elements will already be present. This means that a large portion of the investment has already been made and will not be wasted.

Quality Assurance

All tap boxes supplied by East Coast Power Systems have been through rigorous quality testing procedures. This ensures that each and every product that is delivered to our clients meets the highest standards.

The tap boxes are all housed inside a robust enclosure that can be secured with a heavy-duty padlock. The weather shield that’s included in most installations means that you get extra protection when experiencing extreme weather conditions. When not in use, the hinged access plate secures the compartment.

Need Advice?

If you have yet to put together an emergency plan for temporary power and are confused by the options, feel free to give our team a risk-free call. Our professional staff can guide you through the entire process, giving you a customized solution that fits your exact business requirements.